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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Special Report: Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

    It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world's largest animal health company. But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur – and the frequency...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • As college costs rise, more food pantries sprout on campus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Just before fall classes this year, Tyler Huddleston found out a friend wasn't coming back to Emporia State University because he couldn't afford to eat. It was an eye-opening moment for Huddleston, the school's student body president....
  • Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements

     Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements
    An Oak Brook investment pool, which recently disclosed a $50 million trading loss involving taxpayer money, didn't follow the same safeguards to minimize risk as similar funds in Illinois and around the country, the Tribune has found. Starting last...
  • Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving

    Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving
    Once again, President Obama has pardoned two turkeys using  “executive action” (ha-ha) on Thanksgiving eve, ensuring that neither will be the centerpiece on anyone’s holiday table.   The White House asked Twitter followers to vote on...
  • Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right

    Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right
    Q: I love to cook on Thanksgiving. I do the full meal of turkey, stuffing, rolls, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sometimes, when family comes, they like to bring a green bean casserole that needs to be heated up, or...
  • Prepare fruit and veggies wisely to preserve vitamins and minerals

    Food preparation techniques such as peeling, chopping and cooking make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen: 1. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in-season-...
  • Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M

    Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M
    A Milwaukee company suing Orlando businessman Nik Patel over alleged loan fraud has expanded its damage claim to $537.5 million. The company, Pennant Management, also included a new defendant in the lawsuit – Patel's business partner Timothy...
  • Ode to that second fridge

    Ode to that second fridge
    I love our second fridge. It sits unassumingly in the utility area of our basement, next to the washing machine and dryer. It isn't quite as big as our kitchen fridge and it isn't the flashy stainless steel. But inside, it contains wonders. There's...
  • South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest

    South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest
    Seven animal rights activists from South Florida were arrested over the weekend on a road trip to protest the growing number of facilities in rural Hendry County that breed monkeys for scientific research. They were on a tour organized by South...
  • Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation

    Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation
    Some suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...